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IOSC Short Course: Aerial Observations of Oil: For Pollution Responders (virtual)

NOAA Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R)
Friday, May 7, 2021 5am PDT

The triennial International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC) provides an excellent opportunity to foster and strengthen relationships with government and industry partners, to share experiences, and keep up-to-date with the latest developments and technologies. As part of this effort, IOSC 2021 offers twelve Short Courses, of which scientists from OR&R will teach or co-teach three.

Pollution responders completing this course will be able to demonstrate the use of standard terminology to effectively identify, monitor, and map oil on water to support response activities using sketching, camera, and GPS, as well as how to plan for a successful overflight and coordinate effectively with air crews.

While the focus of the course will be on direct visual observation from an observer, some detail will be provided on the use of remote sensing technologies, such as recent developments in the use of sensor packages on unmanned aerial system (UAS) platforms.

NOTE:  This course will be held at 8 a.m. - noon U.S. Eastern Time (1300-1700 UTC).